This is my review of the Blackhole cat litter mat.
I’ll tell you what you need to know, including:
- The feature (and benefits)
- How does work
- Is it worth the money
- And much more
So if you’re looking to buy one, this review will help you make an informed decision.
Let’s dive right in.
Blackhole Cat Litter Mat Overview
It is a rectangular shape and measures 30″ x 23″. It is available in three colors: dark gray, beige and a lime green.
The main purpose of any type of cat litter mat is to help prevent what is called tracking. Tracking happens when a cat uses the litter box, and on exiting the box, litter stuck to its paws gets trailed or tracked across the floor. That can of course make the floor look very untidy.
It is also dangerous to have cat litter about especially if there are any small children or other family pets. They could easily touch soiled litter with their hands or even eat it. So if you can stop tracking, that is the right thing to do. Aside from the mess, it does get walked all over the house, and that just means more cleaning up.
So the big question is does this particular mat really help do all of the above?
Blackhole Cat Litter Mat Design
Now I am also the first to appreciate that this is not a cheap option, so why should you consider spending the extra money, that this Blackhole mat will cost?
Again this comes down to the rather unique design. The mat has two layers. It uses a convex design on each little bump on the top layer of the mat, which allows the litter to drop down between the shapes.
That litter is then collected in the underneath second layer part of the mat, making it easy to keep clean, and also very easy to clean.
As the mat opens at both ends. most people carry it outside, and shake it outside.
The mat can be placed slightly under the litter box, or just at the entrance of the litter box so as all the cat litter is caught as and when your cat leaves the litter box.
Many buyers have also said that some of their cats tended to urinate just outside the litter box, just at the entrance, and that this mat helped a lot in capturing any leaks such as this. This is where your cat may face into the litter box, and urinate towards the entrance.
- The majority of buyers said that this did a very good job of getting rid of tracked litter
- Very effective
- Great size and come in different colors
- Protects floors and saves them walking on tracked litter
- Capture around 95% of all the litter dropped
- Will save you time with cleaning up litter
- Seams are really well stitched together
- Mat might be too hard to walk on for some
Blackhole Litter Mat FAQ
Question – What Size are the Holes in the Mat?
Answer – The holes are about 1/4″ in diameter, makes them ideal for most sizes of cat litter to easily drop through to the bottom layer of the mat.
Question – Is this mat waterproof?
Answer – No it is not waterproof. You will find that none of these mats are designed to be waterproof as they are primarily designed to stop tracking. Many cat owners recommend placing a rubber mat underneath these types of mat. Those are waterproof and will stop any urine from soaking down through and on to your floorboards or carpets.
Question – Is there a smell from the mat?
Answer – There is a slight smell when you first open the package. That disappears very quickly and there is no lasting smell. It is worth noting that if a cat did urinate on the mat, then like any other surface, this would need to be cleaned up quickly.
Question – Does this mat work with clumping litter?
Answer – Yes this works very well with clumping litter. With some of the natural or biodegradable litters it may not works so well as that type of litter tends to be larger. As such it would not go down through the holes and would remain on the top layer. For most clumping litters though this mat will work well.
Question – Will cats walk on this mat?
Answer – Cats will always try and avoid anything they don’t like to walk on. Having read all of the reviews on this one, that does not seem to be a problem. Only a couple of buyers said they had an issue.
Question – Will cats scratch at this mat?
Answer – Most cats will, and that is a good things as it helps remove any litter from their paws onto the mat, and not unto your floor. Some cats will not do this, as mainly it depends on what your own cat likes to scratch on. It is tough wearing so no need to worry about the mat getting damaged.
So that concludes my review of the Blackhole cat litter mat.
overall, this is a well made product that does a good job of catching litter around the outside of the litter box.
If you’re finding your cat makes a bit of mess and you’re having to sweep the litter back into the letter tray, then this save you a lot of time.
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Steve is a blogger with an unhealthy cat obsession. He enjoys reading non-fiction books, cooking and cuddles with his cat Fij.